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Microsoft retools Windows with Web focus

The software giant explains its new Web-centered strategy for software and services.


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Microsoft details its new Web-based Windows strategy, but analysts say there's no guarantee the company will be able to pull it off.

"Microsoft has one of the more complete architectural visions of how e-services should be created."

- Mike Gilpin, analyst, Giga Information Group


Redmond reveals anticipated Web plans
update Microsoft unveils its long-awaited vision for the future

Learn more about Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS) this weekend on

Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, 4 to 5 p.m. ET on CNBC

of computing and a new strategy for enabling its Windows software for the Web.

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